Parva (Kannada: ಪರ್ವ, Epoch / Age) is a Kannada language novel written by S. L. Bhyrappa based on the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. It is a non-mythological retelling of the Mahabharata and is widely acclaimed as a modern classic. The story of the Mahabharata in Parva is narrated in the form of personal reflections of some of the principal characters of the epic. Parva is unique in terms of the complete absence of any episode that has the element of divine intervention found in the original.
Considered to be Bhyrappa's greatest work, Parva remains one of Bhyrappa's widely debated and popular works.
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